Really great reporting on life in Luanda, Angola, where colonialization was particularly destructive and wealth disparity is just astonishing: Many apartments in Luanda rent for $20,000 a month, but most Angolans live on less than $2 a day.
As “Njinga Rainha de Angola” - Queen King Njinga is considered one of the most important women in the history of the African continent. She ruled as ‘king’ because tribal custom forbade her to rule as a woman.
Angolan slaves made majority of the Africans in Mexico followed by São Toméan. During 1631 - 1640 Angolan slaves made 96.21% of the total African slave population in Mexico.
Christians, Blasphemers, and Witches: Afro-Mexican Ritual Practice in the Seventeenth Century:
Bristol’s work is vital in that it is more attentive than
earlier works have been to the African background of a population
that was largely born in Africa, especially in focusing, using
recent Africanist scholarship, on the appropriate areas of Africa.
It is also important in that it pays full attention to the specific
character of the seventeenth-century African cohort in Mexico that
hailed from Christian Angola.
LIZ GARBUS’ “WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?” TO RELEASE ON NETFLIX JUNE 26. GET TWO OF HER EARLIER DOCS ON ITUNES NOW.
GIRLHOOD(1999 Sundance Documentary Film Grant): Documentary chronicling America’s justice system. Follows two female inmates - victims of horrific violence and tragedy - who are serving time in a Maryland juvenile detention center.[Get “Girlhood”]
THE FARM (1998 Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize Documentary & OSCAR’s Doc Nominee):Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate’s perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die. [Get “The Farm”]
WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? (Premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival): Using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs, this is the story of legendary singer and activist Nina Simone.
For the past two years, Luanda—not Tokyo, Moscow, or Hong Kong—has been named, by the global consulting firm Mercer, as the world’s most expensive city for expatriates. Luanda’s lure, and its treasure, is oil.
“Mozambique and Angola this year mark four decades of independence from Portugal, with robust economic growth rates buoyed by abundant natural resources giving the southern African countries reason to celebrate”
My school had international day not too long ago and it was that day that I realized that the African continent in itself is the most diverse on the planet. The first picture captioned “The African Continent” consists of people from Tanzania, Angola, Egypt, and South Africa. Made me really realize that Africa isn’t just black people, I hope this picture suppresses that stereotype.
Délio Jasse, was born in 1980, Luanda Angola. He lives and works between Luanda and Lisbon. In the photographic serious -
Pontus, Délio captures daily life in Luanda experimenting with the different technical possibilities of this medium,
especially the alternative processes such as the cyanotype, the